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Location: Swansea/Remote working

Report To: Partner (R&D Tax)

Salary: Dependant on qualifications and experience

Job Type: Permanent, Full-time (however part-time hours may be considered)

We currently have an opportunity to join our growing team and to work closely with our R&D specialist, Paul Arnold. This opportunity would be well suited to someone who is either qualified, part qualified or qualified by experience in a practice-based Firm and is keen to specialise their career in research and development (R&D).

This role will give the successful candidate the path to continue to progress their accountancy career whilst specialising to become one of our R&D experts. You will be working with innovative businesses across a range of industries, providing trusted strategic R&D tax advice that has huge impact in helping to shape the future of business innovation within not just South Wales but wider regions.

Job Description:

  • Work collaboratively with the R&D Tax Partner and other members of staff
  • Provide technically excellent R&D tax credit claims for clients
  • Undertake specialist R&D work as assigned to you
  • Delivering technical reports and tax calculations
  • Get to know clients’ businesses and fully understand their R&D projects
  • Being a main point of contact for clients, specifically in relation to R&D queries
  • Carry out all aspects of work undertaken efficiently, thoroughly and in accordance with the firm’s procedures
  • Deliver information to clients in a timely manner and within budget
  • Manage client communication in an efficient and polite manner
  • Identify where there are shortfalls of work to cover chargeability and alert Managers
  • Communicate to management progress on workload and plan for efficient completion
  • Carry out other tasks that may be assigned to you in order to support the Firm and your colleagues

Person Specification:

Education and Experience

  • Qualified or part qualified (CTA/ACA/ACCA) or qualified by experience
  • Significant experience working within a regulated UK practice-based accountancy firm
  • Experience in providing advice and support to clients in relation to tax and research and development tax
  • Experience of preparing tax returns for companies, charities and partnerships

Skills and Aptitude

  • Ability to divide your time between work and learning
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A keen interest in developing yourself and others
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good presentation and report writing skills

Personal Qualities

  • Act with a high degree of integrity while representing the values of the Firm
  • Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated

If you would like apply or have an informal chat with a member of our team please email with a copy of your CV.